Farewell to a great, won­der­ful re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

DEAR peo­ple of the North Burnett,

What a year it has been. I first came to the re­gion about 11 months ago and took over the role of the Mundubbera and Eidsvold jour­nal­ist.

In that time I have got­ten to know many of you and have got­ten to know your sto­ries.

From coun­cil, court, the Eidsvold Cat­tle Drive, to cats be­ing stuck in dish­wash­ers and more, it has been an in­cred­i­ble year.

There are a few peo­ple I would like to thank be­fore I sign off on my last pa­per.

Firstly, thank you to Faye Whe­lan, Robyn Maeyke, the staff at La Famile, Dan Clarke, Paul, Sher­rie, Dot and any­one else that has come to me with a story.

Your help in help­ing me is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Big shout out and thank you to Jus­tine, An­naleigh and Laura. You’ve made life for a city kid out in the coun­try a lot eas­ier.

Thank you to my in­cred­i­ble ed­i­tor Shan­non New­ley for be­ing a great boss and to Will Hunter for be­ing a great deputy.

A most of all, thank you to you, our read­ers. With­out you open­ing up to me, shar­ing your sto­ries, let­ting me be there in times of tri­umph and in times of tragedy, the mod­ern his­tory of the North Burnett cer­tainly wouldn’t be told.

I’m now head­ing off to help out the folks at the South Burnett Times for a bit, though Mundubbera, Eidsvold and the North Burnett will al­ways hold a spe­cial place in my heart.

Yours sin­cerely,

— Tobi Lof­tus

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